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Transformation Agenda: By Early 2014, Those Who Doubt Us Will Have Nothing To Say, Jonathan

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CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP), CHIEF TONY ANENIH; ACTING NATIONAL SECRETARY, DR REMI AKINTOYE; THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, DR BAMANGA TUKUR AND PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AT NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING OF THE PARTY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY

CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP), CHIEF TONY ANENIH; ACTING NATIONAL SECRETARY, DR REMI AKINTOYE; THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, DR BAMANGA TUKUR AND PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, AT NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING OF THE PARTY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that his administration will continue to do the right things that would deliver democracy dividends to the people in spite of distractions from opposition.

He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the 62nd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“I reassure that we will carry on the mandate of the party based on our manifestoes so that no matter what anybody is saying, things will be on ground for them to compare what the PDP government is doing.’’ the President said.

He said that his administration was rehabilitating all sectors of the economy through its transformation agenda.

“A number of things that Nigerians almost forgot about like railways, we are bringing them back.

“And I believe that by early next year, things will become very obvious that even those who doubt us will not have anything to say.’’ the president said.

He said he was optimistic that by early 2014, it would become obvious to the opposition that the PDP administration was working hard and delivering.

He said that those who think that the PDP could not manage success would be disappointed at the end.

“And those who continue to think that PDP cannot come together, that PDP cannot manage success will be terribly disappointed.

“We will go to Eagles Square and take the right decision for our party.’’ the president said.

He also expressed satisfaction at the number of party members at the meeting, adding that it was an indication that the party was still united in spite of contrary view by the opposition.

He commended the party`s leadership and members across the country, its various committees, governors on the party`s platform and PDP National Assembly members for; “flying the party`s flag’’.

He described the registration of new political parties by INEC, as; “blessing for all of us’’

The President  said that the internal crisis within the PDP, was not peculiar to the party, adding that even in private institutions and families, there were bound to be grievances.

He assured that the party leadership would reconcile all aggrieved party members for the betterment of all.

The President maintained that what was paramount in the face of every grievance and disagreement was the ability to resolve such, which he said the PDP has.

“No matter the disagreement, no matter the interests, politics they say is a game of interests. We will resolve these differences amicably to make sure that every member of the party is happy.” he said.

He commended the party`s leadership and the various committees set up to drive its reconciliation moves at all levels.

Earlier, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the party`s National Chairman said that the meeting was crucial in view of the party`s forthcoming Special National Convention and South west congresses.

He added that in spite of its challenges the party had continued to grow stronger.

He encouraged party members to always exploit the party`s international dispute resolution mechanism rather than going to court litigation which, he said made a mockery of the party.

Tukur commended President Jonathan on the way he had steered the ship of the nation especially with his transformation agenda.

The meeting was attended by Governors of Kwara, Kogi, Niger, Ebonyi, Gombe, Bauchi, Zamfara, Adamawa, Enugu, Plateau, Akwa Ibom, Taraba,Kebbi, Jigawa and Cross Rivers states.

Kano, Sokoto and Bayelsa states were represented by their Deputies at the meeting (NAN)

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.

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